Happiness

We all want to be happy. But how, exactly, do you go about it? The answers in these TED Talks on happiness -- from psychologists, journalists and monks -- may surprise you.

Exclusive articles about Happiness

7 ways to practice emotional first aid

Psychologist Guy Winch lays out seven useful ways to reboot your emotional health … starting right now. You put a bandage on a cut or take antibiotics to treat an infection, rig...

Want to be happy? Slow down

In 1972, Matthieu Ricard had a promising career in biochemistry, trying to figure out the secrets of E. coli bacteria. A chance encounter with Buddhism led to an about turn, and...
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Video playlists about Happiness

What makes you happy?

13 talks • 3h 20m
Everyone wants to be happy. But how, exactly, does one go about it? Here, psychologists, journalists, Buddhist monks and more gives answers that may surprise.

Charming talks for a boost on a bad day

5 talks • 50:40
Bad days happen to good people. Here are talks guaranteed to help cheer you up.

A better you

13 talks • 2h 55m
Ready for a change? These well-researched (and heartfelt) talks offer ideas and inspiration for all aspects of your life, from creativity to vulnerability, from competitive sports to collaborative games.

In the mood for love

10 talks • 2h 19m
Love: it’s what makes the world go round. And also: all you need. As well as that thing, in addition to war, in which all is fair. Here, TED Talks about this most basic of human emotions.
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Talks about Happiness

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TED Books

TED Book: The Happiness Manifesto

The Happiness Manifesto

by Nic Marks
We assume that economic prosperity leads to happiness -- and we're making ourselves miserable in the process. Nic Marks explores what would happen if we made happiness a national priority.
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TRH: Happiness

Episode: Simply Happy

We all want to find happiness, but it seems elusive. Can we learn more about happiness through science? Or are there simpler ways to achieve it? Listen now